Hiking of Collioure
Coastal hike by  Banuyls
Goal of our hike:  Cadaquès
Port Lligat, Salvador Dalí's House

Côte Vermeille: from Collioure to Figueres

Guided hike in Roussillon and Catalonia

  • Hiking adventure between the mountains and the sea
  • Scenic landscapes, home of Salvador Dalí
  • Luggage transfer service
  • Locally based, licensed mountain guide
  • Full board with lunch picnics

At the border between France and Spain, embark on a unique hike on the mountain crest overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and along one of France's most beautiful coasts, the Côte Vermeille.

Starting in Perpignan, follow the trail of the famous Catalan painters. For centuries, the sun-blessed Côte Vermeille and its exeptional colours have attracted and inspired world-renowned painters such as Dalí, Miró, Pitxot, Picasso and Matisse. Cross the Albères mountain chain and discover its famous 14th century light houses, and follow the Pyrenees to their foot right by the sea, creating impressive bays.

This trip takes you off the beaten paths to explore beautiful landscapes untouched by tourism. Enjoy this hike in spring, autumn or even winter to escape the cold and enjoy the Côte Vermeille's gentle climate!

Price from 830,- €

Côte Vermeille: Hiking between the mountains and the sea

Journey Duration

7 days

Type

Guided tour

Difficulty level

Period

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Itinerary

Day 1: Collioure
This hiking trip starts at the train station of Perpignan, described as the “centre of the world” by Dalí. After a small transfer to the Lavall canyon, you will set out on your first hike exploring the Massane tower with its unique view of the Roussillon region as well as the Côte de Vermeille, and finally descending towards Collioure where your first day ends with a city tour on the trails of the Fauvism movement.
Duration: 3h30-4hrs – elevation gain: 300m – elevation loss: 250m transfer time: 30min

Day 2: Banyuls
After a morning visit of the royal castle in Collioure, follow us on our hike through the fragrant maquis forest towards the Madeloc tower and enjoy the beautiful view of Coullioure and Banyuls. After the descent, enjoy a refreshing wine tasting at one of Banyuls' famous wine cellars.
Duration: 5hrs – elevation gain: 700m – elevation loss: 700m

Day 3: Albères nature reserve
Today's hike will take you through the Albères nature reserve and across the border to Spain, passing the the Querroig tower and following the mountain crest towards the sea until you reach the Spanish port city of Llança.
Duration: 5 to 6hrs – elevation gain: 700m – elevation loss: 700m

Day 4: San-Père-de-Roda
The hike up to the cloister of San-Père-de-Roda will be rewarded with an unforgettable panoramic view of the Golfe du Lion and the bay of Rosas. Depending on seasonal opening hours and potential renovation works, you may take a tour through the cloister. Finally, embark on the descent to Port de la Selva where the day ends.
Duration: 5hrs – elevation gain: 700m – elevation loss: 700m

Day 5: Port Lligat
Heading towards Cadaquès, explore the bay of Cala Taballera and the mountains with their panoramic lookouts. Along the way, visit the city Port Lligat where Salvador Dalí lived and visit the museum dedicated to the famous artist.
Duration: 5hrs – elevation gain: 400m – elevation loss: 400m

Day 6: Cap de Creüs
Discover the nature park Cap de Creüs whose light house, cliffy rocks and idyllic bays inspired the works of Salvador Dalí. If the weather is nice, we recommend that you take a boat trip to the Cap (approx. €13 per person).
Duration: 5hrs – elevation gain: 300m – elevation loss: 300m

Day 7: Figueres – Perpignan
On the way back to Perpignan, make sure to visit the Dalí Museum in Figueres. The trip ends at Perpignon train station at around 1pm. transfer time: 1h30

Please note: This itinerary is subject to change due to weather, road or trail conditions as well as availabilities.

Travel dates

  • Aug 20th, 17 – Aug 26th, 17
  • From 915,- €
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  • Aug 27th, 17 – Sep 02nd, 17
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  • Sep 03rd, 17 – Sep 09th, 17
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  • Sep 10th, 17 – Sep 16th, 17
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  • Sep 17th, 17 – Sep 23rd, 17
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  • Sep 24th, 17 – Sep 30th, 17
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  • Oct 01st, 17 – Oct 07th, 17
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  • Oct 08th, 17 – Oct 14th, 17
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  • Oct 15th, 17 – Oct 21st, 17
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  • Oct 29th, 17 – Nov 04th, 17
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Prices indication from €830 per person (twin share)in 2 & 3 star hotels, depending on travel dates
Single supplement: between €199 and €290 depending on travel dates and hotel category

This tour starts and ends at Perpignan train station.
Please plan your arrival/departure accordingly and feel free to ask us about additional nights if you wish to extend your trip.

If you are travelling with a group of 8 or more, we are happy to arrange for additional travel dates and itineraries as well as an English speaking tour guide.

Please fill out our enquiry form indicating the number of your party and your preferred travel dates.

Terms of payment:

  • 20% of the total price within 7 days after receipt of the invoice
  • Full payment 21 days prior to departure without further request to pay

Payment via SEPA direct debit (Single Euro Payment Area) only.

Includes/excludes

Price includes:
6 nights in 2 & 3 star or 3 & 4 star hotels in a double room, full board, local licensed tour guide, luggage transfer service, transfers from and to Perpignan train station, entrance fees (3 visits).

Price excludes:
Train or airfares to/from Perpignan, drinks, travel cancellation insurance.

Number of participants

We accept bookings from groups as well as individual travellers!
Guaranteed departure: 5 participants (max. 15 persons)
The tour operator reserves the right to cancel this trip up to 21 days prior to departure.

Accommodation

Overnights in 2 & 3 star hotels or in 3 & 4 star hotels (your choice)

Level: medium

We recommend this tour for all those with hiking experience or exercising on a regular basis.
Average duration of the hikes: 5 hours per day on designated hiking paths (longest leg: 7 hours) with elevation gains between 300 and 800 metres per day.

Our luggage transfer service will allow you to enjoy the hike carrying nothing but a few personal items such as your wallet and camera as well as your picnic lunch.

A licensed local mountain guide will escort you during the hikes.
Walking with French people, an authentic experience
French speaking licenced guide
For groups of 6 persons at least, we can arrange dates and content for the trip.
An organised guided tour in english can also be set

How to get there

If you are travelling within Europe, we recommend that you arrive by train so as to reduce your carbon footprint.
Train station: Perpignan.
Airports: Montpellier or Toulouse with train connections to Perpignan.

For more information, please request our detailed info sheet by filling out our enquiry form.

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